Tuesday, December 18, 2007

The latest from Rexburg....

I love Christmas! It is the one time of the year when people seem happy and a little more eager to show charity toward their fellowmen. I am thankful for the many blessings we have in our lives. I am thankful for Dallan and for the good husband he. I am thankful to have two adorable children who are healthy and happy. I am thankful for my family and for the good friends I have in my life. But I am especially grateful for my testimony of our Savior. I know it is through him I have and will continue to be forgiven of the mistakes I make in life. I also know it is through his grace I have been able to move past challenges that seemed overwhelming at the time. I am thankful to know I am a child of God and with that comes unlimited potential to do many great things in this life. I am thankful our Father in Heaven is able to look past my flaws and see the person I am capable of becoming. In a world where people give up on one another way too easily it is comforting to know I have a loving and patient Father in Heaven who will give me as many chances as I need in order to achieve success. We hope each of you has very merry Christmas. We love you and indeed are blessed because you are a part of our lives.
Love,
Dallan, Mandee, Madelyn and Jackson

11 comments:

Suebee said...

Beautiful picture. You all look amazing. Thank you for the sweet message of Christmas and your testimony. I hope your holidays are very merry.

Jessica said...

Such a sweet picture, Mandee! Merry Christmas!

Andria Laws said...

What a beautiful family and a beautiful testimony. Your children are very lucky to have you for their mother Mandee. I have always loved hearing you bear your testimony. I love you and miss you.

Vanderbeeks said...

gorgeous photo - I was wondering if you had died or something. So good to see you alive and well and happy! I hope you got a large print of that photo to put on your wall in your beautiful new home!

Heather J said...

Mandee!

What a great post, first a gorgeous picture of your family..you all look FABULOUS! But seriously what a beautiful testimony you have, and just to ditto what Andria said, I always loved hearing you bear your testimony when you were here as well! TFS!

Mandee said...

All of you are too nice! And yes, Laura I was able to buy the copyright so I can get a big print. It has been the first picture I really like. I am so lucky to have such great friends. Truly I hope you know how much I love you guys and how much I depend on you to keep me sane and grounded in life. Thank you for being so good to me. By the way I can't wait for our girls weekend. Like Heather I am counting the days!!!!

Sherri said...

ok, so I was just looking at your blog and Sully came in and said" oh, those are my family" "I know them". Totally cute boy and yes, a totally cute picture.

Vanderbeeks said...

ARE YOU GETTING POUNDED BY THE SNOW? WE ALMOST WENT UP TO THE TEMPLE ON A TOUR WITH MY BIL WHO IS ONE OF THE ARCHITECTS THAT WORKED ON IT - BUT BAD WEATHER KEPT US HOME. HOPE YOU HAD A MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Mandee said...

No we aren't getting pounded because we are in sunny Arizona!! But I just can't wait until we get back to the PILES and PILES of snow that has fallen since we left! I can hardly wait! Can't you just feel my excitement??

emma jo said...

I can't believe I haven't commented yet on what a beautiful picture that is and how much we love being your friends!!! so, have you already come back home or are you soon coming by my neck of the woods where I can stand on the freeway and wave an enthusiastic Hello at your passing car?!

Megan said...

okay still catching up on your blog. What are you guys doing in Rexburg, my old stomping ground. Trent and I are both grew up there. Next time we come visit I will have to look you up.
Megan Neville